Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Joseph F. Bergemann

Joseph Francis Bergemann, 62, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, following a courageous eight-year battle with cancer.

A lifetime resident, Joe was born in Racine on July 3, 1946, to the late Leonard and Mildred (nee: Bahr) Bergemann. He graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1964. On July 9, 1966, he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Judith Lee Noll.

Joe was employed by Twin Disc for over 38 years, retiring in 2004 when his health began to decline. He was a longtime member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and the Twin Disc 20-Year Club. Among his interests, Joe enjoyed fishing and bowling. Above all, he was happiest when in the surroundings of his entire family.

Surviving are his loving wife of over 42 years, Judy; son, Leon (Amy) Bergemann; special niece, who was like a daughter, Aileen Noll; grandchildren, Casey James Bergemann and Madison Leigh Bergemann; great-nephew and nieces, who were like grandchildren, Brock and Mackenzie Noll; and Yulianna Guevara; sisters, Nancy Pattison and Bernice (Jim) Langer; brothers, William (Ana), Ted (Sandy) and Fran Bergemann; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy (Michael) Mayer, William (Wanda) Noll, Patti Crone and Ellen (Jim) Chappell; special relative, Elaine Gegare; many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends too numerous to mention by name.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother and wife, Michael and Jane Bergemann; and brother-in-law, Leo Noll.

In accordance with Joe’s wishes, cremation will take place. A memorial visitation, celebrating Joe’s life, will be hosted in the funeral home on Friday, December 12, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. In memory of Joe, memorials to the Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Cancer Center has been suggested, in honor of the compassionate care Joe received since 2000.

A heartfelt note of thanks to Dr. Bogdan Pudzisz and Dr. Young Choi; and to all the wonderful staff members of WFH-Cancer Center for everything you have done for Joe and for our family!

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

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